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The British Hotel

4.0
4
206 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Burgers
With gourmet burgers and artisanal pizzas, the Public House gives family favourites a refined modern edge, while conjuring the warmth and beauty of the British’s 19th-century beginnings. Its menu includes classic pub foods alongside its thin-crust pizzas and signature burgers, as well as vegetarian choices and meals made without gluten.



With 18 beer on tap and 60 varieties of whisky on the shelf, the Pub is a grown-up retreat from the modern world. Offering a menu of classic pub food alongside an extensive drink menu, it’s the perfect place for an after-work pint or an evening catching up with old friends.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (819) 682-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yves Lafortune

  • Catering

    Whether you want elegant dining for a banquet in the Gold Room or fresh sandwiches for a company meeting, the British’s catering service delivers. You can also order our most indulgent desserts from our in-house pastry shop to share with family and friends…or just eat them yourself!

  • Private party facilities

    With its original 1834 stone walls, chandeliers and traditional Victorian woodwork, the Gold Room sets a formal stage for wedding receptions, conferences and other private events. It has a seating capacity of 130 and is equipped for modern multimedia needs, including Internet access.

  • Neighborhood

    Gatineau

  • Cross street

    Parker

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available behind the British Hotel building via Parker Street.

  • Entertainment

    For decades, the British Hotel was known for great music and a fun night out. It was a jumping-off point for local music careers and a hotspot for impromptu jam sessions by world-famous musicians.Today the Public House continues this tradition, by housing a full stage and dance floor in the centre of the restaurant. In addition to showcasing local acts, the heritage building will also be the location of intimate dinner-party concerts by renowned musicians from around the world.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La serveuse était super! Bon service, patiente et compréhensive! Les repas sont arrivés vites! Je ne connais pas son nom malheureusement, mais je la recommande :)
  2. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was no acknowledgment of reservation, Wait for food was 1+ hours. When it did finally come, food was swimming in grease, overcooked and inedible. Wait staff were inattentive, room was excessively loud, was food and garbage were under the table when we arrived. Will never be coming again.
  3. k

    kp01

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    we waited 30 mins for a waiter to tell us there was a 40 mins long wait in the kitchen and that we could leave if we didn’t want to wait
  4. LL

    LoriL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food, unique flavour- loved the burger and their fish and chips. It was very noisy and very busy, which is good (but difficult to visit with others) my meal came quite cold but they reheated it and it was good. Slow but pleasant service!
  5. JM

    JudeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The hamburgers were tasty. I had a salad and really enjoyed i.t. My husband had fries, they were really good.
  6. KD

    KerryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food and drinks were lovely but slow to arrive. Had to flag down staff to order but they were all very friendly with good food and drink suggestions!
  7. C

    Cyclopes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday, June 11, 2022 I’ve been dinning at the PUB and meeting friends, students, and clients at the Café for a few years now. The experience is one of inner-urban delight, heritage and as become my sanctuary. The new project adds to this by demonstrating sustainability and entertainment. Thank you, LLP
  8. MD

    MaureenD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun time. Great pub atmosphere. Had the wings and Greek salad which were plentiful and good.
  9. CR

    CarrieR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    There were 5 people at our table. One beet salad tasted like canned beets, 3 ceasar salads with little dressing, wilted romaine, a few croutons , minimal cheese and hardly any bacon bits. I had nachos and they were cold, cheese cold and rubbery and hardly any toppings. Too bad because it was a special luncheon and we alll left disappointed. My cousin had the intention of booking a bridal shower with catering at The British, and decided to book at another venue because of the poor quality of the food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there during very busy period. Wait staff was excellent, drinks & water all filled quickly and very attentive. Food was quick, hot and tasty. We stuck with pub fare; burgers and wraps. Very impressed. We highly recommend and will definitely return.
  11. LR

    LucR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to meet with friends. / Bel endroit pour rencontrer ses amis.
  12. W

    Wally

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The waiter was friendly and helpful. We were seated promptly. However it took a long time to receive our order, around 45 minutes.
  13. VG

    ValerieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our only comment on The British is that the menu is not sufficiently varied.
  14. SV

    SarahV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    C’est très rare que je n’apprécie pas un restaurant, mais je n’ai vraiment pas apprécié la soirée qui j’y ai passée. Le serveur nous a à peine parlé : nous n’avons eu aucun “bonjour” au début, il nous a simplement demandé ce que nous voulions. Il n’y a eu aucun “merci” à la fin de son service alors que nous avions donné un bon pourboire malgré le service de base que nous avions eu. Deux plats du menu manquait ce soir-là alors cela nous laissait peu de choix…
  15. MB

    MoniqueB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous avons diner dans la salle à manger. L'atmosphère était calme. Le service a été rapide et la nourriture très bonne.
  16. PS

    PatS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    All was good but fish and chips was not drained of grease before being served. Otherwise all was good
  17. RB

    RochB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Unfortunatly I can't recommend the British for its food. We had a party of nine for Easter and I was hoping that the food would be a tad better than my last experience last Christmas for our office pary. The Fish and chip were over fried, our hamburgers wer hard, the chicken wings were tateless and fries were leftovers from the day before. Only the beet salad was delicious. I'm a total eat local person first and an ambassador for old Aylmer butaside from its historic value the British does not cut it for its food.
  18. S

    Summer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Slow service Waited over an hour just for 6 chicken wings and bruschetta Served by 3 waiters - did not introduce themselves or do check ups
  19. C

    Caro

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super soirée entre amis. Services impeccables et souper délicieux.
  20. CB

    ChristianB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, service and decor but surprisingly loud for lunch hour.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience1
    It was too loud and the food was not great. However, the service and drinks were amazing.
  22. AP

    AngloPatron

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere! We tried the cauliflower bites, calamari, Convoy Burger, and Main Street Burger and it was delicious. Server was kind and spoke in both English and French.
  23. JG

    JenniferG

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    It took more than 1 hour to get a drink, very disapointing! The food was good and hot.
  24. CR

    CarrieR

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I go for lunch at your pub once a week. Your new menu is quite good. The winter chicken sandwich is excellent! The quality of how the food is needed to be monitored. The caramelized onions and pancetta were burnt and the romaine in my ceasar salad was wilted and 80% was tips not romaine hearts. I think it would be a good idea to have more quality control. My friend had a beet salad when she last visited and she said the beets tasted canned and not roasted. Your server, Francine, is especially friendly and an excellent server. I know I will be back for my usual Wednesday lunch!
  25. DR

    DRousse

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance for a night out with friends. Loved the option of lettuce wrapped burger. Pizza was perfect as always!
  26. b

    brucem

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is one of our favourite go to places in aylmer. Staff are great. Bartender is phenomenal.
  27. c

    catherine

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite place to reconnect with my sister! Great food and excellent service in a unique historical atmosphere (with sunny windows).
  28. SS

    SoSo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    La croute de la pizza était sèche et il n'y avait presque pas de fromage de chèvre. Ce qui ne ressemble pas à mes expériences passées...
  29. FL

    FrankL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic place, small yet delicious menu, love the ambience. Definitely returning.
  30. TD

    TanyaDolly

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. The histiry of The Britush is showcased all through the establishment and you cant help but study the photos as you walk by.
  31. C

    Chantal

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good, place looks awesome, well renovated. Server was nice and available.
  32. a

    anonymous

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food, the atmosphere is always great too
  33. J

    Jennifer123

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was delicious . Safe social distance measures .
  34. SP

    SteevesP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The overall expérience was great. The only decapointment was the food. It was not looked properly.
  35. J

    Jennie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Ordered cauliflower bites for an appetizer, they were mushy and cold in the middle. Chicken in the ceasar salad was tasteless., couldn’t eat it. We waited 30 mins between our appetizer and meal and no one came around to see if we needed anything. Overall, food was terrible, service mediocre and price outrageous for what we had. We were also seated by a window and froze! We’ve been here before and had a better experience but we won’t be going back soon!
  36. MC

    MaricarmenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fries dry and not a good taste. Tasted as if they were done a day before
  37. CB

    ChristianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service ( and I am picky) The cost/ value was appropriate The appetizers we got were ok, will be going back soon for mains Stay tuned
  38. TL

    TLemieux

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belle endroit, toujours plaisant! Le repas était excellent. Très bon service!
  39. LD

    LouiseD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Nice enough restaurant, an historic building in the heart of Aylmer. Food was ordinary, one Cesar chicken salad not bad, one "summer" salad - you had to be very hungry to eat it! Small portions, hefty prices. Will not return.
  40. C

    Charlie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Très belle soirée d’anniversaire pour ma fille. Le serveur était vraiment sympa, attentionné et il a même mis une chandelle sur le gâteau. Pour un lundi, on a bien apprécié notre soirée! ;)

FAQs

The British Hotel is rated 4 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The British Hotel

71 Principale Gatineau, QC J9H 3L6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Parker

  • Neighborhood

    Gatineau

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available behind the British Hotel building via Parker Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yves Lafortune

  • Entertainment

    For decades, the British Hotel was known for great music and a fun night out. It was a jumping-off point for local music careers and a hotspot for impromptu jam sessions by world-famous musicians.Today the Public House continues this tradition, by housing a full stage and dance floor in the centre of the restaurant. In addition to showcasing local acts, the heritage building will also be the location of intimate dinner-party concerts by renowned musicians from around the world.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (819) 682-3000

  • Catering

    Whether you want elegant dining for a banquet in the Gold Room or fresh sandwiches for a company meeting, the British’s catering service delivers. You can also order our most indulgent desserts from our in-house pastry shop to share with family and friends…or just eat them yourself!

  • Private party facilities

    With its original 1834 stone walls, chandeliers and traditional Victorian woodwork, the Gold Room sets a formal stage for wedding receptions, conferences and other private events. It has a seating capacity of 130 and is equipped for modern multimedia needs, including Internet access.

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